Fashion Glossary

Fabric twist at bust

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Fabric twist at bust bust details can be found on dresses, tops, jumpers, and jumpsuits

The fabric at the front of the bust is twisted like rope, creating a striking detail that draws attention to the bust.

Fascinator

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A very small hat which attaches to the hair by a headband, comb, or clip. It is often decorated with feathers, beads, and netting, and is perfect for a lovely wedding or a day at the races.

Fashion age

A woman’s fashion age refers to the age she likes to dress irrespective of how old or young she is.

Fashion Fingerprint

The collective name for a Dressipi member's unique, individual fashion DNA. This includes her body shape, colour preferences, brand sizes, style, brand preferences, budget and, in the future, which parts of her body she likes to reveal and conceal and her preference for following celebrity fashion and trends.

Fashion watch

A watch which stands out from the crowd. Usually embellished in some way or fits in with a specific trend.

Fastening at bust

A clasp or zip (for example a hook and eye detail) that holds a garment together at the bust line.

Faux wrap/wrap

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Faux wrap/wrap styles can be found on dresses and jumpers

A faux wrap/wrap style is one in which a garment wraps over itself, across the front of the body, accentuating the waist.

Favourites (Size Finder)

Favourites refers to a Dressipi member's list of their favourite brands (when using the Size Finder), and stores their perfect size and fit in each brand.

Feature waistband

A band of fabric that has stylish embellishment, or is made from a different material or colour, so that it stands out as a feature from the rest of the garment, and draws attention to the waist.

Fedora

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A generic term for a hat that doesn't have another name, the fedora has a medium brim and a vertical crease in the crown. It is traditionally made from soft felt.

Felt

Felt material textures

A non-woven cloth produced by matting, condensing and pressing woollen fibres.

Fine knit

Fine knit styles can be found on cardigans and jumpers

The knit is very fine.

Fingerless gloves

A short glove that is cut off at the base of the fingers, leaving them exposed.

Fishtail

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Fishtail styles can be found on skirts

A skirt that is tightly fitted from the waist to the knee and then flares out at the back to create a fishtail or mermaid look.

Fit & flare

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Fit & flare styles can be found on dresses

A dress that is fitted in the top and waist and then flares out into a full skirt.

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Fit & flare styles can be found on skirts

A skirt that is fitted to the bottom of the hip and then flares out.

Fitted at waist

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Fitted at waist fits can be found on dresses and jumpsuits

Hugs the natural waist. Pleats are often used to add definition. Also called tailored at waist.

Fitted at waist & bust

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Fitted at waist & bust fits can be found on dresses and jumpsuits

This is usually a structured bodice which is not corseted, just fitted at the waist and bust.

Flap pockets

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A pocket with an extra lined flap of matching fabric that covers the top of the pocket

Flared skirt

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Flared skirt hip details can be found on jackets, cardigans, jumpers, and coats

A skirt that falls out full from the waistband in an exaggerated kick.

Flares

Flares styles can be found on bottoms

These trousers are fitted in the thigh then flare out dramatically from the knee.

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Flares styles can be found on jeans

These jeans are fitted in the thigh and then flare out dramatically from the knee. Similar in style to the Bell Bottom and Loon.

Flat cap

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A flat, rounded cap with a small peak at the front. Usually made from tweed or wool.

Flatforms

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Shoe with thick sole that adds height but does not add heal.

Flip flops/ toe posts

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Backless sandal usually made of rubber with a band between big toe and other toes.

Floor length

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Floor length lengths can be found on dresses, skirts, and coats

A long length that reaches down to the floor. Also known as floor sweeping.

Forties

Forties trends can be found on dresses, skirts, jackets, tops, cardigans, jeans, bottoms, jumpers, coats, bags, flats, heels, sandals, boots, belts, bracelets, brooches, earrings, gloves, hats, necklaces, rings, scarves, watches, sunglasses, jumpsuits, and shorts

Forties 40s - this refers to the fashion styles and shapes of the 1940s. Characterised by Hitchcock Heroines, this is an era that celebrated the curves of the female form, with accentuated waist details, fitted pencil skirts, pussybow blouses and nipped-in-at-the-waist jackets.

Friendship bracelet

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An item of jewellery worn around the wrist which is often homemade out of thread. They are traditionally given to someone by a friend as a symbol of their friendship.

Fringe detail

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Extra trimming at the bust that falls down like a fringe.

Front flap pockets

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A pocket with an extra lined flap of matching fabric that covers the top of the pocket found at the front of the hips.

Front patch pockets

A pocket that looks like a sewn on patch found at the front of the hips.

Full

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Full styles can be found on skirts

The skirt falls full and wide from the waistband.

Full skirt

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Full skirt styles can be found on dresses

The skirt falls full and wide from the waistband.

Full skirt detail

The skirt falls full and wide from the waistband.

Funnel

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Funnel collars can be found on jackets and coats

A large oversize collar shape that stands away from the neck. This is a high neck collar detail.

Funnel neck

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Funnel neck necklines can be found on dresses, tops, jumpers, and jumpsuits

A large oversize neck shape that stands away from the neck. It differs from a polo neck in that it doesn’t roll or fold over.

Fur on shoulder

A shoulder embellishment made from fur or faux fur drawing attention to the area.

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